Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber dumped out of the US Open in round three
Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber has been eliminated from the US Open by Dominika Cibulkova.
The German came into the tournament in good spirits after seeing her game resurrected by coach Wim Fissette, but found the Slovakian too strong before crashing to a 3-6 6-3 6-3 defeat.
“I had my chances, but I couldn’t take them, especially in the third set.
“Also, I was not able actually to play my best tennis in the important moments.
“She was going for it, and she hit the balls really good and played the winners when she has to.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2018
“I think that was the difference about the match today.
“You have sometimes days where you are trying everything, but it’s not really working as you wish.”
The defeat means that, for the second season in a row, all four Grand Slams will be won by a different WTA player.
Naomi Osaka, meanwhile, was in superb form, blasting away Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0 6-0.
Osaka’s last two matches have lasted just 50 minutes each and she has only lost seven games in three rounds.
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